The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.